Someone ran into the covered bridge near Smyrna again.
Photo: Cobb County Government
Photo: Cobb County Government

It’s a day that ends in ‘y’ so someone ran into Cobb’s covered bridge 

Here we are again.

Yes, indeed, someone has run into the historic Concord Road Bridge near Smyrna.

Cobb County posted on its Facebook that a U-Haul box truck ran into the bar protecting the 145-year-old bridge that spans the Nickajack Creek.

The county said about 2:15 p.m. Thursday that crews were rebolting the protective bar back into place and that traffic would be back flowing soon.

It is standard that drivers are charged for the cost of repairs, which for the warning beam is usually $800.


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In 2009 workers installed metal beams, which look like a giant staple at the entrance of the bridge, to warn drivers of the seven-foot height limit.

The historic covered bridge was renovated last fall. The overhaul took four months and cost $802,000 of SPLOST, Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, funds.

Crews during the makeover replaced the bridge’s decaying siding and shingles in addition to adding structural supports because it was starting to lean.


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